HOUSTON A well-known Houston doctor has been charged with assault for allegedly attacking his wife.

According to court documents, Rachel Brown, wife of Dr. Michael Glyn Brown the now-retired founder of the Brown Hand Center told HPD her husband hurt her arm during an argument at their home on August 13.

Rachel Brown said Dr. Brown grabbed her arm and twisted it behind her, as though he intended to break it, causing her to scream in pain.

Dr. Brown was arrested Tuesday morning. He posted $40,000 bond around 1 p.m.

It was not his first run-in with the law.

Court documents say Michael Brown was convicted of aggravated assault against a family member in January of 2002 in Montgomery County.

He received deferred adjudication for that offense.

The allegations against him are a far cry from the family-man image Dr. Brown presents in his ubiquitous commercials for the Brown Hand Center.

In the ads, Dr. Brown appears with his wife and children, pledging that patients at the Brown Hand Center will be treated just like he treats his own family.

According to his bio on the Brown Hand Center website, the doctor was born in Galena Park in 1957 and attended the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he decided to become a hand specialist.

Dr. Brown founded the Brown Hand Center in Houston in 1988 and has invented a number of hand-surgery techniques, including the patented Brown Procedure for carpel tunnel syndrome.

The bio says Brown has three daughters, a son and a stepdaughter:

Dr. Brown is a dedicated husband, father, and surgeon who credits the Lord with his blessings. He is dedicated to the values and principles he was raised to believe in...GOD, family, truth, honesty, hard work, compassion, invention, and doing one s best, it reads.

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